Friday, 6 March 2015


second Sunday of lent
sunday  1st March 2015   

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–

Mon. 2nd March: 2nd  week of Lent:
Bantry: 10am –  Elizabeth Wren – Market Street

Tues. 3rd March: 2nd  week of Lent:
Bantry:   10am – Kitty McCarthy - Scartbawn
Bantry: 7.30pm – Paddy & Maudie O’Mahony - Ards
Wed. 4th March: 2nd  week of Lent:
Bantry: 10am  John O’Neill
Hospital: 5.30pm Brian Morrissey - Clare
Thurs. 5thMarch: 2nd  week of Lent:
Bantry:  10.00 am:  Nellie Hazel & her son Brian –
Bantry: 7.30pm Finbarr Coughlan - Scart
Friday 6th March: 2nd  week of Lent:
Bantry  10am  Joe & Ann Nolan - Cork
Kealkil: 7.30pm: Shared Mass
Bantry: 7.30pm: Shared Mass
Sat. 7th March: 2nd  week of Lent:
Hospital:10am;  Declan Cronin – High Street
Bantry: 6.15pm  Eileen Minehane – Dromleigh South

Sun. 8th :  Third Sunday of Lent:
Bantry:  9am:  Esther Lyons – Loughadeveen & Ballyphehane, Cork – 1st anniversary
Coomhola: 10am: Patrick Murphy & Mary Murphy
Kealkil:      11am  Jerry Murphy – Breenymore & Dublin
Bantry:    12noon  People of the Parish 

Bantry Parish Mission

St Patrick’s Community will give our Parish Mission next week beginning on Monday March 9th through to Friday March 13th. We welcome members of the Community at all Masses in the parish next weekend March 7th/8th.
Each day of the Mission has a different theme with talks from the group, prayer, music and a lot more.

Monday night: God’s Love 7:30pm
Tuesday night: God’s Mercy 7:30pm
Wednesday night: God’s healing 7:30pm
Thursday night: God’s gift of Mary 7:30pm
Friday night: Mass of the Holy Spirit 7:30pm
This Mission is for the whole Parish – all are invited!
There is something for everyone!

Mission Prayer
Heavenly Father,
We pray that our Parish Mission may be a time of grace and renewal for all.
We ask you to bless all the families in our Parish especially those who are experiencing difficulties.
Bless the old, the young, the poor, the sick, the unemployed and those in sorrow or despair.
Help us dear Lord to grow in faith and love of you.

Parish Assembly
The Parish Assembly will meet in
the Meeting Room, St. Finbarr’s Church on
Monday March 2nd at 7.30pm.

Died Recently:
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of;

Myra Swan (nee O’Driscoll) –
Dromreagh, Durrus & formerly Keyes Terrace Bantry.

Mary Casey (nee Shanahan) – Market Street, Bantry & formerly
of Garraha, Whiddy Island

Marie Mulvey (nee O’Sullivan) – Reenrour East, Bantry

May they rest in peace.

First Friday Communion Calls
Fr. Martin & Fr. Seán will make their calls during the coming week 

Spring Station Masses 2015
It is hoped to have Station Masses for Spring 2015 in March & April. If you are thinking of hosting the Spring Stations this year, we would ask you to please contact the parish office (56398) to arrange a date.
Spring Stations 2015

Saturday 21st March @ 11am –
Pat & Joan O’Mahony - Carriganass, Ahil, Geragh

First Friday: There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Friday, 6th March next, after 10am Mass until 7.30pm Mass & you are invited to spend an hour in adoration.

Offertory Collection:
Bantry Church weekend of  21st / 22nd: €1832.
Month of February: Coomhola:€1038 Kealkil:€1142
Special Collection for Irish Bishops Commissions takes place on March 14th & 15th

Recent Parish Baptisms:

Abbey Patricia Mullins
(Dromleigh North, Bantry),

Zoe Anna Young
(Pearsons Bridge, Bantry),

Natalia Zuzanna Wisniowska
(Pearsons Bridge, Bantry)

We welcome them into our Christian Community

Seskin Montessori & Pre-school will be holding an Open Day on Thursday 12th of March 2015 from 12.30p.m. to 2p.m.   Part taking in the FREE ECCE YEAR.  All welcome.  Contact: Mary 52116.

St Colums GAA Club:
Cage crew is returning Saturday the 7th of March for all the U6 children of St Colums GAA Club.
So make sure and spread the word. Lots of fun to be had.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
 For those of you who were unable to make the registration morning on February 8th there will be another chance available to get yourself registered. It is happening on Monday, March the 9th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, in St Colums Hall. People are asked to attend this registration evening to ensure eligibily to play during the 2015 season.

Bantry Defibrillator Group will be holding a practice and demonstration session at Bantry Boys Club on Wednesday night March  4th at 8pm. Come along and learn how to do CPR, use a defibrillator and how to help someone who is choking. All are welcome.

There will be a Blood Pressure Clinic held at the Bantry Primary Care Health Centre, Maritime Hotel, Bantry on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All are welcome to attend this free, confidential service being offered by the HSE and your local Public Health Nurse.  It is important for people of all ages to have their blood pressure checked on a regular basis.

 West Cork Carers Support Group Crochet Project – Bantry Group: Many Carers have expressed the wish for a project that all our Carers can contribute to. Under the guidance of our crafts facilitator , family Carers across West Cork will have an opportunity to contribute to this wonderful project to create a quilt, which will showcase the friendship and collaboration between all. On completion, this quilt will be raffled as part of our celebrations for National Carers Week in June 2015.
Please join us on Monday March 9th, in the WCCSG Centre, Bridge Street, Bantry, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Please call 027-53848 if you would like further information. 

Friends of Bantry General Hospital next meeting this Tuesday March 3 rd at the Hospital 7 pm till 8 pm new members most welcome

Cancer Research – Annual Fundraiser Appeal in the ‘Timberland’ Shop Bantry
Sat. March 14th-Mon.March 23rd
Donated items will be accepted at the shop on Wed. Thurs. Fri. 11th, 12th, 13th March (10am-4pm). Donations very much appreciated: unwanted gifts, unused purchases, bags, Bric-a-brac, household & nursery items, arts/crafts, jewellery, bags, ornaments, pictures & paintings, glassware, china, good toys & games, exercise equipment, radios and music centres, cds, dvds etc (no clothes, books or shoes).
Sale of donated goods from Sat.March 14th to Mon.March 23rd (9.30am-5.30pm). Details from Nora Cremin (51276)
All Proceeds to Cork Cancer Research Centre.

West Cork Carers Support Group invite all Male family Carers for a Night at The Dog Track! The trip to the Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium will take place on Saturday March 21st, transport will be provided.
First race starts 7.40pm Cost: €10 per Carer, including transport and refreshments. Booking essential by March 16th, please call 027-53848 for more information and to book.

Please take a Trocaire Box this Lent. Trocaire Boxes can be collected at the Church Porches.

Friends of Bantry General Hospital next meeting this Tuesday March 3 rd at the Hospital 7 pm till 8 pm new members most welcome

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